Business genre books (8)


A Carpet Ride to Khiva : Seven Years on the Silk Road by Christopher Aslan Alexander EN

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Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
The Silk Road conjures up images of the exotic and the unknown, but whereas most travellers simply pass along it Chris Alexander chose to live there. 'A Carpet Ride to Khiva' is his personal account of life in an immensely alluring walled city in a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan.


Banker To The Poor : Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus EN

Rating: 4 (17 votes)
Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
The inspirational story of how Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus invented microcredit, founded the Grameen Bank, and transformed the fortunes of millions of poor people around the world. Muhammad Yunus was a professor of economics in Bangladesh, who realized that the most impoverished members of his community were systematically neglected by the banking system -- no one would loan them any money. Yunus conceived of a new form of banking -- microcredit -- that would offer very small loans to the poorest people without collateral, and teach them how to manage and use their loans to create succes... continue


Create Or Hate: Successful People Make Things by Dan Norris EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Most of us have always wanted to make something, but for any number of reasons haven't. We are all creative - there is a creator in you. But there is also a force called Hate, which will work against your creativity and stop you from making things. Hate can be controlled, and overpowered and your creative side can be nurtured and grown.


Dead Aid – Why Aid is Not Working by Dambisa Moyo EN

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Country: Africa / Zambia flag Zambia
A national bestseller, Dead Aid unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth. In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates have steadily declined—and millions continue to suffer. Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Dambisa Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world's poorest countries. Much debated in the United States and th... continue


Flow : The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Croatia flag Croatia
“Csikszentmihalyi arrives at an insight that many of us can intuitively grasp, despite our insistent (and culturally supported) denial of this truth. That is, it is not what happens to us that determines our happiness, but the manner in which we make sense of that reality. . . . The manner in which Csikszentmihalyi integrates research on consciousness, personal psychology and spirituality is illuminating.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review The bestselling classic that holds the key to unlocking meaning, creativity, peak performance, and true happiness. Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihal... continue


No More Duct Tape Fundraising : The Nonprofit Leader's Guide to Becoming an Inspirational Fundraiser by Rachel Ramjattan EN

Rating: 1 (1 vote)
Raise Money to Fully Fund Your Nonprofit's Programs As the executive director of a nonprofit, the reality of being responsible for raising money to keep your programs operating is overwhelming. You keep it together, but often you just want a fundraising coach and a team to help, so you don't have to worry about turning people away or running out of money. Rachel Ramjattan, a national fundraiser with decades of experience fundraising, understands how you feel. In No More Duct Tape Fundraising Rachel walks you through the eight-step process she uses to raise money efficiently and build a fundrai... continue


Rental Person Who Does Nothing : A Memoir by Shoji Morimoto EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Profiled in The Times, The Independent and by BBC Reels I’m starting a service . . . available for any situation in which all you want is a person to be there. Maybe there’s a restaurant you want to go to, but you feel awkward going on your own. Maybe a game you want to play, but you’re one person short. Or perhaps you’d like someone to keep a space in the park for your cherry blossom viewing party . . . Shoji Morimoto was constantly being told by his boss that he contributed nothing to the company he worked for and that it made no difference whether he showed up or not. He began to wonder whe... continue


The Woman Who Fooled The World : Belle Gibson's Cancer Con, and the Darkness at the Heart of the Wellness Industry by Beau Donelly, Nick Toscano EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Belle Gibson convinced the world she had healed herself of terminal brain cancer by eating a healthy diet. She built a global business based on her story. There was just one problem: she never had cancer in the first place. In 2015, journalists uncovered the truth behind Gibson's lies. This hero of the wellness world, with over 200,000 followers, international book deals, and a best-selling mobile app, was a fraud. She had lied about having cancer -- to her family and friends, to her business partners and publishers, and to the hundreds of thousands of people who were inspired by her, includin... continue